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David Wise scores gold in skiing halfpipe

Posted by Dan Egan  February 18, 2014 02:15 PM

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David Wise won the gold medal in the men's skiing halfpipe competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Tuesday evening.

300wise.jpgIt was a clinic, and Wise was the professor. The Northstar, Calif., resident added Olympic gold to a long list of achievements, including three X Games golds.

Wise posted a first-run score of 92.00 in the final to claim the title, 1.40 points ahead of the 90.60 by silver medalist Mike Riddle of Canada. Kevin Rolland of France won the bronze medal with an 88.60.

Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, Colo.) was seventh with a score of 79.40. Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, Colo.) finished 26th and Lyman Currier (Boulder, Colo.) was 28th.

We caught up with his family just after the winning run in Sochi. Watch their reactions in the video above.

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